Water treatment in a container pond:
- Use rainwater for your container pond.
- Tap water contains various additions dependent on where you are in the Country - including chlorine or chloramines. Reduce these before the plants are added.
- Or use Chlorine Guard which is an eco-friendly liquid water treatment of the chlorine, chloramines and heavy metals in tap water harmful to plants, fish and wildlife.
- Use Chlorine Guard every time you top up your pond with tapwater throughout the season.
- Include sufficient oxygenating plants in your planting scheme for the size of the container pond so the water will remain fresh and not turn stagnant.
Inhibit algae growth:
- Barley Bio Algae Control added throughout the Spring and Summer will help inhibit algae growth.
- Use Barley bio Algae Control - the concentrated liquid water treatment of the barleystraw control used in ponds for many years.
- Use the Barley Bio liquid before any problem is visible - prevention is better than cure so from 1st March onwards.
- One 250ml bottle should last one season if you dose with 10ml fortnightly in Spring and Autumn and weekly in Summer when the water is warmest.
- Stop adding Barley Bio Algae Control when the clocks change again in October.
Chemical water treatment:
- Please do not use any chemical treatment for green algae or blanketweed.
- These will inhibit the growth of your pond plants and make your container pond dependent on constant applications of that product.
- You will have removed the colonies of beneficial bacteria.